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Everything posted by Toolish

  1. VR10 completed with 90km on the bike, did it over the Big Foot Hills course and spent 20km of it on the Zwift mountain bike to complete the Ceramic Speed Mission. Took 3:14 in the end. Did a couple of extra small rides to complete a couple of the other short routes. Did the Queens Highway on Yorkshire so have finished all routes on Yorkshire. Also Volcano Circuit CCW. Competed with 5km on the treadmill but struggled big time after yesterdays run.
  2. Half marathon using 9/1 walk run. 1:58 compared to 2:03 a month ago. Still went too hard early.
  3. Caught up the missed stage 2 of tour for all so that is done. Also 14km done on the Zwift MTB for ceramic speed challenge and checked off the jungle loop. Ironman VR this weekend is 70.3 simulation. Been a bit slack this week so will be interesting to see if freshness balances out any loss of fitness.
  4. Sounds balanced to me! I find it amusing that from our perspective we see 7km as not much of a run (don't worry I get it), but for a lot of the population running a 5km is the goal. So what is next on the run plan? I need to get some run volume back, I was doing 50km weeks for a while but lucky to do 25 at the moment!
  5. Do you feel like your run fitness has improved much through the 30 days?
  6. That clip was posted a month ago. I wonder if any of them have changed their thoughts yet?
  7. I wonder if there is a warning system. I don't race much on Zwift but whenever I do I seem to be between C and D grade. Might keep entering D until I get pinged just to see what happens.
  8. So who is @nms? Are you affiliated with TA? Also, how long does the ride go for?
  9. It can be an advantage downhill as it feels like a lower gradient so you still have something to pedal against. But then that power you produce is applied to the actual gradient in game so you go faster. Going up hill it makes it easier to spin instead of grind, but you are right you still need to produce the power either way.
  10. Did nothing yesterday. First day off in 16 days. I needed it but it was difficult to listen to my body. In the past I have looked at any excuse to not train so it was an interesting mental shift.
  11. I did road to the sky as part of stage 4 of Tour for All and got the badge.
  12. Sort of tri related but not really. Is there an easy way to switch which device bluetooth headphones are paired to? I have a set of JBL Endurace Dives that I use when running. These are paired to my iphone for music or podcasts. When I run on the treadmill I want to be able to switch to the ipad. It seems the only way to do it is to turn bluetooth off on my phone otherwise I can't seem to get the headphones to search for another device. Is this the solution or am I missing something?
  13. I still have 34 to go and looking at the list there are some long trainer rides ahead. I am shocking at guessing how long the rides with elevation are going to take but a few there are going to be 4+ hours in the saddle which is a bit hard to fit in around work!
  14. I got the gloves....always the gloves it seems.
  15. Road to the Sky on Zwift as part of the tour for all. Took me about 90 minutes. Upon logging in I was awarded my unemployed badge for 14 days straight on Zwift. After the ride mrs asked how I went and I mentioned my legs felt crap and I need a day off. Check on Training Peaks and it is my second highest ever 90 minute power. I think posting good numbers (for me) and feeling crap is a sign fitness is coming....but I do need to back off for a couple of days I think.
  16. Doesn't matter, Durianrider has them all anyway! I have never paid for Strava, I use it to see what friends (and acquantances) are doing training wise and give encouragement and ask details of what they are training for etc. I train alone generally so I don't get a chance to catch up about this otherwise. I like the matched runs feature which is going, but that is not worth paying for. I pay for Training Peaks and at times I question that as I don't really use it to plan training, just to look back at what I have done.
  17. Toolish


    Monkie said above that it was happening and he lives there too doesn't he?
  18. First ride outside in about 7 weeks. One ride that has been on my bucket list since I got into cycling was to ride from my home to my childhood home which is 100km away. Ticked that one off this morning. Longest ride in a few years and was so nice to just ride for the sake of riding! Then did the Zwift 6 train route tonight.
  19. Set a 5km PB for the year...fastest 5km since 2012 in 22:08. Goal at the start of the year was sub 22:30 as I was struggling to break 26 at the time. My fastest ever 5km is 20:50. Now wondering if I can get to that this year. I still have about 12-15kg to lose to get to ideal weight so if I can get that off I reckon I am a chance!
  20. Possibly but who (as opposed to WHO!) really knows! I guess they have to either announce that or announced it is cancelled. This one is easier to revise down the track!
  21. Yeah, don't need steering, just something to try. If you want to learn Zwift go to Shane Millers you tube channel and look at all of the Swift Zwift tips, they are about 2-3 minutes usually and are quite useful.
  22. Nice work. I have about 8km to finish the TT bike section and then the whole MTB to do. Not sure I want to do the mid ride bike switch and I have not tried steering yet, so might head to the single track and do some loops.
  23. Ticked off the Greatest London Loop tonight. Shortest Route left to do in London is Triple Loops so going to have to start committing to longer rides to get London rides done. Still plenty left to do in some other worlds though!
  24. I am sure @gplama said a number needed to break the hour during one of his live streams, from memory I think it was 3.2 or 3.3 w/kg
  25. Tour for All Stage 3 short ride done, ticked off road to ruins. 9th day straight on Zwift. Felt like I was struggling. Best 1 minute power for the year, second best 5 and 20 minute power for the year and third best 10 minute power for the year.
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